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Brewed by De Struise Brouwers
Style: Abt/Quadrupel
Oostvleteren, Belgium

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RATINGS: 473   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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Saint Amatus, also called St. Aimé, was a Benedictine monk.

He took the defense of the lesser man who was exploited by the Merovingian king Thierry III.

In Belgium, Oostvleteren is the only parish to patron St Amatus as saint.

Struise started brewing at Deca in Vleteren early 2006, we ankered ourselves by starting the development of our own micro brewery in Oostvleteren during 2009. With this adventure being on the rails, we thought the making of Saint Amatus 12 was as evident as can be.

The terrific artwork was brought by our narcissistic artist Carlo Grootaert.

Saint Amatus has aged on Woodford Reserve barrels from Labrot & Graham, Kentucky USA. Some batches were instead aged on Pappy Van Winkle whiskey barrels, both varieties are valid for this entry.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (34166) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 12, 2010
UPDATED: APR 14, 2010 Draught @ pre-ZBF Festival 2010, Kasteel der Lakebosschen, Lakebosschendreef 4, Ruddervoorde, Belgium.
Clear medium brown color with a average, frothy - creamy, good lacing, fully lasting, light beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, sweet malt, moderate yeasty, sweet licorice, riped and dried fruit. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20100304]

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (30631) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 6, 2010
From tap at pre-ZBF. Pours hazy dark amber to dark brown with a thick, creamy and tan head. Aroma is roasted and mild fruity. Fruity, yeasty, dark breadish to toffee caramelish. Light alcohol presence. Phenolic and dry malty flavoured into the finish. Lasting smooth malty impression.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (29017) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 13, 2011
Bottled. An unclear dark golden beer with a lazing dark brown head. The aroma has notes of flowers and malt. The flvavor is sweet with notes of flowers adn honey, leadng to a dry finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25090) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 31, 2010
Bottle 33 cl. Clear orangey brown with a beige head. Sweetish aroma of dried dark fruits and Belgian sugars. Medium-bodied, sweetish roasted malts and dried dark fruits perhaps also a little licorice. Warming alcohol in the finish but a very pleasant and well balanced Quad with the esters and phenols being rather downplayed. 291210

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (20476) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 8, 2010
Draught at PreZBF 2010. Muddy red brown coloured with a medium sized beige head. Sweet aroma of caramel, fruits and hops. Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel, dried fruits, yeast and tobacco. Dry fruity and yeasty finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (20216) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 17, 2010
Bottled@The Chriso Rock The Roof Down pre-GBBF shindig. Reddish brown colour with mediumsized beigeish head. Aroma is caramel, spices, some toffee as well as mild notes of alcohol. Flavour is caramel malts, toffee, spices, some mild alcohol as well as some chocolaty notes as well. Probably needs a bit of time still, but can get even bigger at some point.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
omhper (19185) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - DEC 29, 2010
Bottled at Belgobaren, Stockholm. Dark brown, miniscule head. Earty, roasty tobacco aroma. Mid sweet with full body and soft, chewy mouthfeel. Some caramel, slight notes of lingonberries, figs and licorice. Growing bitterness in a mildly warming finish. Complex and flavourful, yet relaxed. Lovely!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16216) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 26, 2010
Bottle @ Chris O. Pours an amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy dark fruit aroma. Sweetish fruity malty slightly spicy dark fruit flavor with some hints of yeast. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty dark fruit finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (14290) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 7, 2011
Bottle from Beer Planet, Brussels; vintage 2010
Cloudy dark brown color, with generous head, not very persistent. The aroma shows roasted malts and dust. Good body strength, round mouthfeel; dark malts flavor, but also a too strong flavor of liquorice; quite sweet, but the sweetness is correctly balanced by the roasted malts; warming alcohol in the final. Not my favorite one, mainly because of the dust and the liquorice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (14282) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 11, 2010
4th March 2010. Pre ZBF. Cloudy brown beer. No head. Pretty low carbonation. Rich malty beer with a sweet bubblegum undertone. Finishes dry and with some good fruit notes coming through. Very drinkable.


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